Just in, a special seasonal coffee: Danche Chelbesa community in Gedeb. One of our favorite Ethiopian single origins is back, this time with even more pronounced flavor (a byproduct of the anaerobic red honey process).
Produced by SNAP Coffee, we taste: blackberry, lemongrass & orange blossom.
Available for the fall and winter — enjoy it while it's here!
Coffees from the Gedeb region of Ethiopia have been gaining a lot of attention for their quality and flavor notes as of late, thanks in large part to the work of SNAP Coffee Producers. In Ethiopia, smallholder farmers often grow cherries in their own fields, then bring their harvests to their community washing station. For this reason, the equipment, skill and attention to detail of the washing stations are very important in determining the quality of the cup.
SNAP has worked to improve local coffee washing stations through their meticulous attention to detail. They've been operating the Danche Chelbesa washing station since 2019 — two years after beginning operations at the Worka Chelbesa community washing station nearby.
SNAP is a family-owned business. It was founded in 2008 by Negusse Debela, who first made a name for himself as one of the largest importers of computer parts and components in Ethiopia. A relative newcomer to the coffee industry, Negusse had a coffee "Aha!" moment while visiting family in Minnesota, where he had an Ethiopian coffee pour over that gave him a new appreciation for the coffee from his home country. Inspired by this experience, he returned to Ethiopia with a goal of becoming one of the highest quality exporters of coffee in the country.
In the anaerobic red honey process, cherries were manually harvested before being taken to the station where they were sorted prior to processing.
The sorted cherries were held in barrels for 2-3 days, then pulped, then dried on raised beds until reaching their ideal humidity.
The coffee was then hand-sorted a final time after drying before being prepared for export.
Our coffees are purposefully versatile, for brewing whichever way you like! We’re excited to brew Danche Chelbesa on pour-over or as espresso.
Producer: SNAP Coffee
Process: Anaerobic Red Honey
We Taste: Blackberry, lemongrass, pluot & orange blossom
Elevation: 1900 - 2200 MASL
Harvest: December - January
Over the years, we've honed in on a tried-and-true medium-coarse grind setting that works well for a range of home-brewing methods, including pour-overs, coffee machines, and french press. With this grind setting, you have the power to adjust the flavor of your coffee through your coffee to water ratio and water temperature. Feel free to email us with questions or for brewing help!